BLOODSTOCK and beer sponsors HOBGOBLIN have found the winning band! An exclusive competition featured on special Bloodstock-branded Hobgoblin beer bottles was run to win a slot on the bill at the festival this year! Online submissions have been rolling in from around the globe, with fans voting for their favourite band to bag the coveted spot on the festival line-up and the lucky winners are London’s metal ragers, SKREAMER.
Hertfordshire bruisers SKREAMER emphatically state, “Hobgoblin not only make great beer, but demand quality in anything they are involved in, and boy have they picked a winner with Bloodstock. We are privileged to have been given this slot there, and thank all the team at Bloodstock and the sponsors Hobgoblin for their faith in us!”
The ‘METAL 2 THE MASSES’ road show is also currently in full effect, with the first batch of unsigned winners ready to be announced as additions to the festival line-up. The competitive club gigs have already happened in Kent, East Anglia, Reading, Bedfordshire and London, as well as an international date in Norway, and the tour continues Thursday (4th July) in Manchester and onward round the country until the beginning of August.
Winning acts so far include Hertfordshire’s melodic metallers SECOND RATE ANGELS, extreme/death outfit NEON HALO from Kent, cross-genre riffers NOCTURNA, Norwegian metalheads SHOEL AFTERLIFE, London groove metallers ONE FOR SORROW, Reading’s BLACK EMERALD, Norfolk heavyweights ERIDIUM, and Bedfordshire rockers SCAR CITY.